What to Expect on Your First Visit to an Adult Toy Store

Hot Flixx: What to Expect on Your First Visit to an Adult Store

If it’s your first visit to a Hot Flixx adult store, it’s totally natural to wonder what to expect. Here’s what you can find at a local sex store.

About 50% of women in relationships and 22% of single women own sex toys. While the percentage of men who own sex toys isn’t as readily available, it’s clear that sex toys aren’t as uncommon as many people think. There’s nothing taboo about buying a new toy (or some sexy outfits for the bedroom).

With this in mind, it might be time to pay a visit to your local adult store in Florida. Sure, going to an adult store for the first time might seem intimidating (or even embarrassing), but you’ll realize once you get to Hot Flixx that there’s nothing to be afraid of!

Read on to learn all about what to expect when you pay a visit to an “adult store near me.”

You’re Welcome to Ask Questions

If you’re new to sex shops, or even new to adult toys and lingerie in general, you’re probably going to be overwhelmed. You may not know what to look for, even if you have a general idea in mind. You may not even have that general idea to start with!

Many people feel uncomfortable asking staff for help, but that’s what they’re there for. Most employees will be happy to answer your questions as long as you’re respectful and use proper adult store etiquette (in other words, don’t ask inappropriately personal questions).

You can ask for recommendations, ask about different materials, or even describe what you’re looking for and have them help you find it.

Remember, they work there and they see dozens of people every day who are doing exactly what you are. They want to help you find what you need.

There Will Be a Lot to Look at

Your first foray into an adult store is going to be full of things that you may have never seen before (even if you’re someone who has bought toys or lingerie online in the past). You’ll see toys that confuse you, lingerie that seems impossibly tiny, and accessories and novelties that you can’t figure out how to use in the bedroom.

Don’t get overwhelmed! Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll find in various sections around the store.


You can’t go to an adult store in Florida without spotting a few toys that you’ve never seen before. The inventory of toys is always changing, especially as new and unique toys are always being developed.

General categories of toys include dildos, vibrators, and strokers, but these break down into dozens of subcategories. You can find toys in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colors for any preference or curiosity.

Toys are a great way to bring some new energy into the bedroom, so don’t be afraid to buy something new and unusual.


Lingerie is the perfect purchase for anyone who’s brand new to sex shops. You can pick something that makes you or your partner feel sexy. Either make it a surprise or choose it together.

Lingerie ranges from sexy costumes to standard bra and panty sets (with a sexy edge). There’s something for every body type, fetish, and comfort level.

Novelty Items

So what are novelty items when it comes to adult stores?

Some of them are toy-adjacent. In other words, kink-related items that you can use in the bedroom for specific purposes. You can find general bondage gear, restraints, and so much more.

Some of them might look intimidating for newcomers, but you can generally find kits “for beginners” if you just want to try something out without committing to more “hardcore” items. It’s okay (and even recommended) to start slow.

Some novelty items are sillier. You can find items for bachelorette parties (genital-shaped party favors, for example) and other interesting trinkets.


In 2022, many people have forgotten that porn existed before the internet. If you’re tired of using incognito mode to search for videos, consider browsing porn DVDs at your local adult store.

Some of the videos will be over the top, but that’s part of the fun of browsing them.

Take a Friend or Partner

If the idea of going to an adult store alone makes you uncomfortable, why not bring a friend or partner?

With a friend, you may find yourself giggling over unfamiliar objects, which will put you more at ease. Your friend may have recommendations and you can discuss things together before buying.

If you don’t plan on surprising your partner with toys or lingerie, going to the adult store together will be a great bonding experience.

There’s No Need to Feel Awkward

Remember that if you’re at a sex shop, everyone else there is also at a sex shop. There’s no reason to feel embarrassed about buying something fun for the bedroom or even just exploring!

If you’re feeling awkward, even just visiting for a few minutes will make you feel more comfortable about the experience. You don’t have to go into the shop with a purpose. You can just experience it, take a mental note of what you may want to try next time, and leave.

If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of people knowing you’ve bought something, you can rest assured that your purchase will be discreet. That said, consider bringing a purse with you so you can tuck it away if necessary.

Time to Visit Hot Flixx

If you’re ready to start venturing to “sex stores near me,” why not pay a visit to Hot Flixx? We offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to explore our selection of toys, lingerie, and more.

We’re open 365 days a year, Sun – Mon from 9 am – 2 am, so whenever you’re ready, we’ll be here. Find your local store today.

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